Our Role

The role of Council is outlined in the Municipal Act 2001, section 224:

It is the role of Council,
to represent the public and to consider the well-being and interests of the municipality;
to develop and evaluate the policies and programs of the municipality;
to determine which services the municipality provides;
to ensure that administrative policies, practices and procedures and controllership policies, practices and procedures are in place to implement the decisions of Council;
to ensure the accountability and transparency of the operations of the municipality, including the activities of the senior management of the municipality;
to maintain the financial integrity of the municipality; and
to carry out the duties of council under this or any other Act.

The Mayor and Councillors are governors of the Township. They make decisions at public meetings as a group that provides direction and oversight to staff through the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), who is the manager of the corporation. While the Mayor has additional duties under the Municipal Act, providing leadership, and acts as the Chair of Council meetings, like Councillors only has one vote. Staff are responsible for the day-to-day operations which are based on policies and procedures as adopted by Council.

Members of Council are appointed to various Committees and Boards in the Township. Councillors liaise with community members on a regular basis. Feel free to reach out to your Councillors any time. The Civicweb Portal provides additional information on Council and their Committees.

Special Event Invitations

To invite the Mayor and Council to your function or event, or to request a certificate of recognizing a special occasion, please contact the Deputy Clerk.  See below for contact information.

Meet Your Council

  • Mark Willmer, Mayor

     

    Mayor Mark Willmer is on the following Standing Committees:

    Committee of Adjustment/Planning Matters (Chair)

    Finance and Administration (Chair)

    Fire, Protection and Emergency Management

    Operations – Waste Management and Roads

    Operations- Water/Wastewater and Facilities

    Recreation and Community Development (includes Economic Development and Heritage and Culture)

    Email: mayor@madawaskavalley.ca
    Telephone: 613-585-9433

  • Mary Blank, Councillor

    Councillor Mary Blank is on the following Standing Committees:

    Committee of Adjustment/Planning Matters

    Finance and Administration

    Fire, Protection and Emergency Management

    Operations – Waste Management and Roads

    Operations- Water/Wastewater and Facilities

    Recreation and Community Development (includes Economic Development and Heritage and Culture) (Chair)

    Council Representative on the following Boards, Committees of Council and Joint Committees:

    Zurakowski Park Committee

    Madawaska Valley Public Library Board

    Email: councillor.blank@madawaskavalley.ca
    Telephone: 613 602 7852

  • Shelley Maika, Councillor

    Councillor Maika is on the following Standing Committees:

    Committee of Adjustment/Planning Matters

    Finance and Administration

    Fire, Protection and Emergency Management

    Operations – Waste Management and Roads (Chair)

    Operations- Water/Wastewater and Facilities

    Recreation and Community Development (includes Economic Development and Heritage and Culture)

    Council Representative on the following Boards, Committees of Council and Joint Committees:

    Barry’s Bay Business Improvement Association (BIA)

    Combermere and Area Recreation Committee

    Email: councillor.maika@madawaskavalley.ca
    Telephone: 613 639 3298

  • Joseph Olsheski, Councillor

    Councillor Olsheski is on the following Standing Committees:

    Committee of Adjustment/Planning Matters

    Finance and Administration

    Fire, Protection and Emergency Management

    Operations – Waste Management and Roads

    Operations- Water/Wastewater and Facilities (Chair)

    Recreation and Community Development (includes Economic Development and Heritage and Culture)

    Council Representative on the following Boards, Committees of Council and Joint Committees:

    Community Policing Advisory Committee (CPAC)

    Affordable Housing Alliance Ottawa Valley (OHAOV)

    Email: councillor.olsheski@madawaskavalley.ca
    Telephone: 613 639 3717

  • David Shulist, Councillor

    Councillor David Shulist

    Councillor David Shulist is on the following Standing Committees:

    Committee of Adjustment/Planning Matters

    Finance and Administration

    Fire, Protection and Emergency Management (Chair)

    Operations – Waste Management and Roads

    Operations- Water/Wastewater and Facilities

    Recreation and Community Development (includes Economic Development and Heritage and Culture)

    Council Representative on the following Boards, Committees of Council and Joint Committees:

    Barry’s Bay and Area Recreation Committee

    Lakeshore Tennis Committee

    Email: councillor.shulist@madawaskavalley.ca
    Telephone: 613 602 2812

Contact Us

Gwen Dombroski
Deputy Clerk
Address: 85 Bay Street, PO Box 1000, Barry’s Bay, ON, K0J 1B0
Phone: 613.756.2747